Rome is the capital of Italy. It played a major role in European history as the seat of the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization.
Rome, also known as The Eternal City, has a history going back more than 2,500 years. It is now one of the most-visited cities in the EU. It is home to many international companies, and also an important hub of fashion and design. The Vatican City, an independent country, is located within its boundaries. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Rome.
Youth unemployment is extremely high in Italy, especially in the poorer south. Many young people find it hard to leave home and set up on their own. Two-thirds of young Italian adults, up to age of 34, are still living with their parents. These so-called Bamboccioni were an issue in the recent election campaign and may well have helped sway the result. From Rome, Stephen Beard reports.
Parliament voted in favor of increased presence in North Africa and cutting the number of troops in the Middle East. Rome hopes to fight the human trafficking that has brought hundreds of thousands of migrants to Italy.